PREVIEW | League action returns to Romsey with Brislington visit

Southampton celebrate Erin Bloomfield scoring against West Brom, Photo credit John Bilcliff

With a place in the Fourth Round of the Women's FA Cup secured the attention returns back to the league.

Currently second in the FA Women's National League Division One South West, Southampton host the team that kicked off their 2019/20 campaign, Brislington.

The Somerset based side have had a different story to tell than their hosts as they currently occupy 8th place in the league.

Since winning promotion to tier four in 2016 Brislington have consistently finish mid-table in a very competitive league as well as dealing with the geographical location.

With the likes of Keynsham and Bristol City on their doorsteps and also the new Bristol Rovers side (backed by the men) it's likely Brislington have noticed some effect on their team in recent years.

Despite some of their recent scorelines Brislington have given teams a hard time and they looked threatening back in August when Southampton Women's were there first visitors to the Brislington Stadium.

The Reds were overall winners on the day with a 5-2 victory and Jane Yeates stealing the headlines on the day but Brislington caught out the visitors twice after going 4-0 down.

Two quick goals gave the host hope that they could salvage an opening day point but a fifth goal from Southampton put an end to that.

Since then they have had a tough time in the league recording two wins against Maidenhead United and Swindon Town, plus picking up a good point when they faced Buckland Athletic.

Jane Yeates has score 10 goals this term and is the clubs overall top goalscorer. Photo credit John Bilcliff

Goals this year have come from Paige Sawyer and Kim Maggs to help keep them safe from the drop.

Southampton's form has been on the rise they are unbeaten in three games and have only lost once in the last seven games.

Erin Bloomfield and Yeates come into the game in fine form with 17 goals between them as well as goals capable from other areas on the pitch.

The defence has also played a key role in the positive spell that Southampton are in, the central defensive duo of Gracie White and Warren blossoming this year.

This Sunday Southampton return back to Romsey Town where last time they beat Milton Keynes Dons in dramatic fashion in the FA Cup.

It is the first league match of the decade and the Reds will be hoping they start as well as they did in their first league match of the last decade.



Come along to the Bypass Ground for the 2:00pm kick-off in the National League Divison One South West

The gates are open from 1:00pm and fans can pay on the gate; entry is £4 for adults, £2 for concessions and all accompanied under-16s get in for free.

Cold and hot drinks plus a selection of snacks will be available to purchase on the day as will be our match day programme.

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